The National, Monday November 11th, 2013
A SHORTAGE of classrooms and classroom space is seriously affecting students in the nation’s capital, a senior official says.
National Capital District education services planner, Phil Gibaru said the building of new classrooms in NCD has been made difficult due to land issues.
“Most of the land in NCD is owned and for land to be used, it must be bought,” he said.
Speaking last Friday at the opening ceremony of a double building classroom at Ted Diro Primary School in Port Moresby, Gibaru challenged the schools to make use of the available land within the school premises.
“The playing grounds can remain but the other unused land within the school area can be used to build double classrooms and teachers houses,” he said.
“Classrooms in secondary schools are a problem and there is overcrowding due to lack of classrooms.”
The plan is for NCD schools to become models in achieving quality education and elementary schools will be the first to receive new classrooms next year.